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About La cenerentola (Cinderella)

New Zealand Opera presents

LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA)

Rossini’s dazzling La cenerentola is a fairy-tale with a difference. In this Cinderella story, stepfathers are tyrants, beggar-philosophers replace fairy godmothers, and a silver bangle stands in for that glass slipper. Brilliantly quirky, Rossini’s magically mischievous music tells a very human story of kindness, forgiveness and generosity.

New Zealanders Sarah Castle, Amelia Berry and Rachelle Pike shine in this delicious tale. While Sarah enchants in the virtuosic title role, her magnificently naughty step-sisters run wild. Adding an international flavour, John Tessier steals hearts as our dashing Prince with Marcin Bronikowski as his reliable sidekick Dandini. Andrew Collis tries to spoil everyone’s plans as the evil stepfather, while the divine Ashraf Sewailam leads us towards our happy-ever-after, and the triumph of goodness over evil.

This beloved fairytale-opera comes to life in our most vivacious and effervescent show of the season. Brought together under the supreme direction of Lindy Hume and NZO’s Director of Music Wyn Davies, La cenerentola will be, quite simply, magic.

 

Accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Featuring the Freemasons NZ OPERA Chorus.

 

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Duration approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

 

A New Zealand Opera co-production with Opera Queensland.

 

PERFORMANCES: 30 May, 3, 5, 7 June 2015

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland

 

 

CAST

ANGELINA  Sarah Castle

DON RAMIRO  John Tessier

DANDINI  Marcin Bronikowski

ALIDORO  Ashraf Sewailam

DON MAGNIFICO  Andrew Collis

CLORINA  Amelia Berry

TISBE  Rachelle Pike

 

CREATIVE TEAM

CONDUCTOR  Wyn Davies

DIRECTOR  Lindy Hume

PRODUCTION DESIGNER  Dan Potra

LIGHTING DESIGNER  Matthew Marshall

 

 

2015 Subscription tickets on sale now through the NZ Opera Box Office.

Phone 0800 NZOPERA (696 737) or visit www.nzopera.com